• Antergos Gnome sessions, Gnome vs Gnome Xorg session


    Hey I just want to know the differance between them all. When you log in you Gnome, another Gnome, Gnome x.org, and Gnome classic (which I know what that is. But whats the difference between Gnome and Gnome x.org

  • @linuxguy86 said

    But whats the difference between Gnome and Gnome x.org

    Hi. Its the Wayland session, which is now used by default in Arch. Is it working for you? Mine opens up a frozen black screen with a cursor since the 3.22 upgrade. I used the Wayland session since 3.18 before this gad happened…6

  • is the gnome xorgethe wayland session, is so yea its working with no problem

  • @linuxguy86 , no. Gnome is the default Gnome (Wayland session).
    Gnome on Xorg is the good, old but aging X11 display server. Here s the differences:
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xorg
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/wayland

  • @anarch did you see this?

    http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1773717

    “It turns out that it is a deliberate change in the latest version of mutter. Wayland has been disabled for laptops with hybrid graphics cards. See:”

    looks like you need to downgrade mutter.

  • I was also wondering what’s the difference between the two “Gnome” entries in the menu…

  • And what to do with oldfashion X-org? uninstall it?
    And what is about properitary-nvidia-catalyst drivers? we need to “deactivate” wayland ?

  • @megaman said

    “It turns out that it is a deliberate change in the latest version of mutter. Wayland has been disabled for laptops with hybrid graphics cards. See:”
    looks like you need to downgrade mutter.

    I don t know if mine is a hybrid card, is it? (it shows in my signature).
    Not really a big deal to me since I Ve dropped Gnome in favor of Plasma, where Wayland doesn t even start (sends me back to the login screen).

  • @joekamprad said i

    And what to do with oldfashion X-org? uninstall it?

    Is wayland replacing the X server?
    Mostly, yes. User sessions are able to run under Wayland today, via a number of compositors: Weston itself as well as Enlightenment, GNOME Shell, KDE, and a number of others under development. With most toolkits having Wayland ports, as well as frameworks such as GStreamer and SDL, it’s perfectly possible to run a purely native Wayland session as your desktop.

    That being said, there are some clients which rely on X11, and always will be. To that end, XWayland provides a plugin for Wayland compositors, running a real X server. This gives legacy clients a real and compliant X11 platform to run on, displayed side by side with native Wayland clients in your Wayland session".

    https://wayland.freedesktop.org/faq.html

  • @Dingo1213 said in Antergos Gnome sessions, Gnome vs Gnome Xorg session:

    I was also wondering what’s the difference between the two “Gnome” entries in the menu…

    i just installed gnome and noticed that myself. anyone else have the 2 gnome options? they the same or a bug?

  • [[email protected] /]# cd /usr/share/xsessions
    [[email protected] xsessions]# ls
    gnome-classic.desktop  gnome.desktop  gnome-xorg.desktop
    

    gnome-xorg.desktop:

    Name=GNOME on Xorg
    ...
    Exec=gnome-session
    TryExec=gnome-session
    Icon=
    Type=Application
    DesktopNames=GNOME
    

    gnome.desktop:

    Name=GNOME
    ....
    Exec=gnome-session
    TryExec=gnome-session
    Icon=
    Type=Application
    DesktopNames=GNOME
    

    i see no difference…

  • Can someone please explain it with more detail?
    I have:
    Custom
    GNOME
    GNOME
    GNOME on Xorg
    GNOME Classic

    Why 2 “GNOME”? What’s the difference?

    Also, the cursor is not themed on the login screen (I use Breeze).

    Thank you.

  • /usr/share/xsessions have one entry for gnome and /usr/share/wayland-sessions also…
    And the loginmanager runs as its own session, themeing-GUI for lightdm-webkit2-greeter is not aviable.

  • @joekamprad I see. Thanks for your explanation! :D

  • -rw-r–r-- 1 root root 7678 Mar 13 23:54 gnome-classic.desktop
    -rw-r–r-- 1 root root 8471 Mar 13 22:10 gnome-custom-session.desktop
    -rw-r–r-- 1 root root 7544 Mar 13 22:10 gnome.desktop
    -rw-r–r-- 1 root root 7544 Mar 13 22:10 gnome-xorg.desktop

    gnome.desktop & gnome-xorg.desktop are the same.

    What is custom? Is it necessary to delete any file?

  • What for you want to delete one of them?

  • Because with the wayland session being called ‘Gnome’ and one of the xorg sessions also called ‘Gnome’ it’s confusing.

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